Quark 4.1 and Classic

jlljll
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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Are there any problems running QXP4.1 in Classic?

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    mattyjmattyj Posts: 898member
    No.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    jlljll Posts: 2,713member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mattyj

    No.



    Thanks.
  • Reply 3 of 11
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    It's not fun for extended use, but it works fine.



    Just make sure you download of one of two free Xtensions out there that fix an otherwise unbearable screen redraw problem.
  • Reply 4 of 11
    mattyjmattyj Posts: 898member
    Hobbes, got a link?
  • Reply 5 of 11
    hobbeshobbes Posts: 1,252member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by mattyj

    Hobbes, got a link?



    Classic Draw XT - http://www.automatrix.co.uk/products/~ClassicDrawXT/



    Other is Redraw Classic XT, at http://www.infologic.net/ -- but their site is currently down.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    mattyjmattyj Posts: 898member
    Cheers thanks, works great.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    I didn't have a problem running Quark in Classic until recently. It has, over the past few weeks gotten extremely unstable. Crashes way too often. I tried to get Quark 6, but our printers won't print it. InDesign either. So I'm stuck using a rather unstable program. Sucks.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    jimdreamworxjimdreamworx Posts: 1,088member
    Are there any problems running QXP4.1 in Classic?



    If you need to look at the fonts rendered properly, you will need to have the Adobe Type Manager control panel installed (free from Adobe). And if you are using several fonts (upwards of 50), the ATM preferences do get corrupted, which will require trashing the Adobe Type Manager folder in the Preferences folder in the System Folder. You will know when this is ready to crash Quark by having the type appear a different color (usually orange) when you resize a window.



    Also, if you ever have problem where Quark crashes, always toss out the Xpress Preferences and (if it's still there) the Xpress Temp file.



    We have about two dozen OS X Quark users, and this is their main problem application. Although, if you are working off an NT server, be warned that things can get s-l-o-w every so often to have it appear that OS X has hung. If you can't get an XServe, upgrade the NT to 2000.



    As ATM will no longer be supported by Adobe, you will have to decide whether you would want to buy the full version for managing fonts, or pick one of the others out there. Suitcase works very well with OS 9 and OS X and the free ATM and Quark 4. Never had the need to trash the Suitcase preferences.



    It is known that Panther will have a font manager built-in, but in terms of it auto-activating fonts or having OS 9 interoperability, such features appear not to be included.
  • Reply 9 of 11
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Hobbes

    Classic Draw XT - http://www.automatrix.co.uk/products/~ClassicDrawXT/



    After installing this, Classic crashes every time I start Quark. Anyone else have this problem?
  • Reply 10 of 11
    Moving to Software.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    jimdreamworxjimdreamworx Posts: 1,088member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Stroszek

    After installing this, Classic crashes every time I start Quark. Anyone else have this problem?



    Are you using version 4.11? There is a free update on Quark's website. They also have a 4.11 memory fix XTension that might help. Also, make sure you Classic environment has only the needed extensions and control panels (ie. get rid of everything you know you don't need which hopefully includes the Shareware IP Gateway, Print Sharing USB). Also, try bumping up the memory of Quark to about 700,000K - or whatever the maximum amount of RAM in your computer is; Classic can support Quark going to about 810,000K.
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